It’s almost Halloween!!
I’ve always enjoyed Halloween, but the fact that it’s centered around consumption of mass amounts of sugar and processed candy makes me cringe BIG TIME!
There ARE healthier alternatives for you and your family that can still be a ton of fun to eat, without sending you into a sugar coma afterwards.
This Post is For 2 Reasons:
1. I’m CHALLENGING You to a NO HALLOWEEN CANDY week, this week. It won’t be easy with all of it floating around, but if you accept this challenge, leave a comment below!
2. To provide you with a few fun and and healthy alternatives
Here are a few ideas that I found on Pinterest:
1 cup orange juice
1 cup milk (almond or coconut is best!)
½ cup vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup frozen peaches
Makes 3-4 servings.
Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth. Serve immediately.
For Halloween fun, decorate clear plastic cups with permanent markers!
You’ll need apples, nut butter & yogurt covered raisins. If you’re not going to serve them right away, baste the apples with orange juice to keep them from browning. Just quarter and core an apple, cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter, smooth the nut butter inside, then press the raisins in place for teeth.
- 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
- 1 cup coconut butter
- 3 T maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- In the food processor combine all the ingredients for the pumpkin cream. Blend until smooth.
- Stick the food processor bowl in the fridge to firm up a little. About 10 minutes.
- Using a small scoop or spoon, drop mixture onto a lined baking sheet.
- Place the baking sheet in the freezer to firm while you make the chocolate mixture.
- To make the chocolate use a double boiler method. Fill a saucepan with water and bring it to a boil.
- Place a glass bowl on top of the pot with the water. Add the chocolate chips and almond milk to the glass bowl and gently melt the chocolate.
- Once all the chocolate is melted, use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over each truffle.
- Place in the fridge to firm up the chocolate.
Keep these truffles in the fridge. They should last a couple weeks. You can freeze them for longer storage. Enjoy! Original recipe at http://mywholefoodlife.com